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Theunis, Jacobsz & Lootsman, Jacob and Casparus
Pascaerte van Groen-Landt, Yslandt, Straet Davids en Ian Mayen eylandt; hoemen de selvrige van Hilandt en de Noort custen van Schotlandt en Yrlandt beseylen mach. ‘t Amsterdam by Iacob Teunisz op ‘t Water inde Lootsman.
Amsterdam: Jacques & Gasper Anthoine, 1662. Other. 426 by 533mm (16¾ by 21 inches).. Rare seachart by Jacobsz Theunis of the North Atlantic, showing prominent Greenland, Iceland and parts of the North American continent. The map is decorated with a large figurative title cartouche in the upper center, as well with compass roses, ships and an allegoric ornated decorative milage scale. ‘Derived from the Goos, 1650, this chart's progenitor was actually by his father, Theunis Jacobsz, c. 1649. Centred on the North Atlantic, it concentrated on providing information on the approaches to the North West Passage. Terra Nova is omiited as it was on the Goos. At first Jacob adopted his father's name, being known as Jacob Theunisz. Later with his brother, Caspar, in association, they applied the noun Lootsman to their name to avoid confusion ... . In 1666 Jacob Lootsman published the first known edition of the Nieuwe Water-Werelt, Ofte Zee-Atlas, which also encluded this map.' -Burden #372. Our copy of the map here can be dated c. 1662, it was bound with a collection of seacharts (French text edition of his atlas ‘Le Grand & Nouveau Miroir ou Flambeau De la Mer ...') by J. Theunis, the engraved title was definitly dated 1662. Burden #372, 2nd state of 4; Koeman IV, pp. 223-4 & 231 Jac. 1.9 & Jac. 19B.25 A strong impression in excellent condition.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg ek [Germany]
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